Category Archives: Music

First Weekend of Summer Round-Up

James Gandolfini’s appearance on Sesame Street has got some play after his untimely death. Tom Carson of the Prospect contrasts James Gandolfini with other celebrity deaths.  There’s a distinction to be made between dying too young and dying too soon. … Continue reading

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Recommended June 12 2013

It’s old news, but an interesting report. In late April, Ron Lunz of the American Conservative considered the inherent problems with the American media. Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic considered the reasons for the blind spots. Ross Baker of the … Continue reading

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Recommended June 4 2013

The Onion catalogued to the twitter war between President Obama ans the Audubon Society. A study looks at the workplace related costs of smoking. Even with the higher rates of death, it doesn’t save money. Many studies have shown that smokers … Continue reading

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Stuff I Like May 25, 2013 Edition

Frankie Miller came up when I googled “Scottish singers” and found someone’s best of list. His song Jealousy is quite good. On the subject of videos of youtube videos of famous Scottish people, I am reminded of the comedy of … Continue reading

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Stuff I Like

Been meaning to try something like this. Andy Borowitz’s piece “Obama Denies Role in Government” should have been the basis for a Saturday Night Live sketch. Ted Nugent’s brother wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post. He does not … Continue reading

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Ginger British Atheist Weird Al

I became aware of Tim Minchin this weekend, thanks to a spotlight on the musician-comedian in The New Yorker podcast. Presumably, there is an article about him in The New Yorker as well. As a Weird Al fan, I am … Continue reading

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How Superior Spider-Man is like a cover song

A potential argument against Marvel demoting Peter Parker to a supporting character is that a similar story could be done without the new protagonist taking the place of the most popular character. Doctor Octopus could become a hero in his own … Continue reading

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